Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market is a member-owned vegetarian food co-op that has been serving the community since 1972. Originally a worker's collective, the cooperative has grown to include 6,000 feet of retail space and more than 13,500 member/owners. The Co-op offers an extensive selection of organic produce, grocery, dairy, and bulk foods and herbs, as well as vitamins and homeopathics, cruelty-free bodycare, and aromatherapy products. Enjoy a full service award winning deli featuring a delicious selection of home-style vegetarian and vegan entrees, salads, sandwiches, freshly prepared baked goods, desserts, and more! At People's, San Diego's only customer-owned grocery store, we specialize in products that are organic, wholesome, minimally processed, vegetarian and environmentally safe.
Next Board Meeting
Monday, October 19 at 6 p.m. Committees:
Chair, Stephanie Mood
Meeting: October 12, 6:30 p.m.
Chair, Steve Myrick
Meeting: October 12, 7 p.m.
Run for a Seat on the Co-op's Board of Directors!
People's Co-op's Board of Directors (the board) is made up of member-owners like you. There are three seats open to be filled in the upcoming election, which will conclude at the Co-op's Annual Meeting in April, 2016.
Qualifications include an interest in the continued success of People's Co-op, experience working cooperatively in a group, and the willingness and ability to make a regular time commitment. Each director contributes approximately five to ten hours per month for up to a three year term. Most meetings are held on Monday evenings after 5 p.m. A few times a year, directors are required to attend weekend events such as the Co-op's Annual Meeting and the Co-op's Owner Appreciation Birthday Party.
The board makes policy and financial decisions to ensure that People's Co-op remains strong and healthy, and is responsive to the needs of the membership. The board is also responsible for hiring and evaluating the Co-op's General Manager, who handles the day-to-day operations of the business. Experience on a board, in business or in finance can be helpful, but is not required. Additionally, there are opportunities that may require out of town travel once or twice per year. Travel expenses are funded by the Co-op. Download a Board Candidate Application Form or pick one up at People's. All applications must be submitted in person to the Membership Desk, located on the second floor, no later than 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.
Need more information? Email Chris Young at email@example.com or call People's at (619) 224-1387 and ask for Amber.
Healthy Halloween at the Co-op – Saturday, October 31, 3 – 5 p.m.
It's People's annual Halloween carnival for kids. In addition to healthy treat bags, there will be pumpkin bread and cider all day long, a clowns and magician. Pick up your entry form for the Pumpkin Coloring contest and return it by noon, Friday, October 30.Prizes for the Pumpkin Coloring contest will be announced on Halloween!
Call for Co-op Crafters for Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
People's Co-op will host its annual owners' Fall Arts and Crafts Fair this year on Saturday, November 21. Now is the perfect time to get those knitting needles clicking and your paint brushes flowing. Kids are also encouraged to bring their crafts to the fair! Co-op owners who would like to participate in the fair, please call People's Co-op at (619) 224-1387 and ask for Amber or Jamie. Space is limited.